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we care about
your gel nails

nailbasics is an all-in-one distributor, educator, and manufacturer of UV gels. Being fully devoted to gel nails allows us to provide expert knowledge, service, and support for the products we sell.

We want you to be 100% confident in your gel nail products, which is why our gel nail professionals can answer any questions you have before buying. Whether you’re looking for a new product, extending your skills, or trying something completely new, our certified nail technicians and instructors are here to provide answers while you shop, learn, and work.

who we are

nailbasics is an Edmonton-based company owned and operated by its founders, Tim and Kathi Rochemont. Tim and Kathi started with a dream to bring stronger knowledge, product quality, and distribution to gel nail techs across Canada. They were determined to create a better link between products and education. Bringing together their decades of industry experience, they started nailbasics, an all-in-one distributor, manufacturer, and educator in gel nails.

Since 2000, Tim and Kathi have continued to create premium nailbasics products that can now be found in commercial and home-based salons across the country. Their continued commitment to providing better service, education, and product options has helped them develop a well-respected community of gel nail technicians.

& expertise

Do you have complete confidence in the products you’re using? Are you able to ask your distributor important questions about the products they sell?

If not, we have solutions that can help you spend less time ordering and choosing products, and more time investing in your business and clients.

Our promise to our clients is this: If we don’t have an answer to a question you have, we’ll find you one. Every nailbasics staff member is fully equipped to answer questions about the products we sell. We know our products well because we use them each and every day. Plus, we only sell gel nail products, polishes, and art supplies that we have tested and love.

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UV gel system

Have you ever wondered how nailbasics gel products are created?

It’s a unique process that takes time and effort. nailbasics founder Kathi works directly with a team of qualified chemists to create our own line of premium gel nail products. Every person’s skin and nails are unique, which is why we are dedicated to creating products that are customized to work best for each individual.

Your clients deserve the best quality products. That’s why we meticulously test and inspect every batch of our products. Our team checks the viscosity, colour, and odour of each product in house for up to three weeks to make sure it meets our high standards. Only after this do we complete the packaging process and ship it to nail techs across Canada.

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UV Gel System

exclusive distribution

In addition to our unique UV formulations and tested products, we source quality gel nail supplies and tools from across the globe. Our products are sourced from top quality brands and provide a vast variety of colours and designs. Choose from a wide selection of polishes, glitters, tools, and more. We have everything you need to design enduring and beautiful nails under one roof.

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gel nail courses

We want our technicians to offer the best applications. That’s why we train every nailbasics user in how to use our products. Whether you’re a beginner or simply need a refresher course, nailbasics offers industry-leading knowledge and techniques.

Our one-on-one educational courses will teach you how to use the nailbasics UV gel system for various applications. The course will be custom-designed to suit your goals and level of experience. Upon successful completion of your nailbasics course, you will be fully certified and ready to apply gel nails to clients from home or in a salon setting. Your Professional Nail Technician program begins with the P3 Module.

Our gel nail courses include instruction on:

  • How to properly apply gel nails using the nailbasics UV gel system
  • How the products work together
  • Proper ergonmics for a long and pain free career
  • Creating strength where needed for long lasting nails
  • How to provide best-in-class client care
  • Proper use on an e-file and dust control
  • Basic nail art designs
  • Health and safety guidelines for your new career


education leaders

nailbasics education leaders are practising gel nail technicians passionate about education. They provide customized one-on-one training at your pace. Our education leaders know gel nail products inside and out, including industry trends, and employ ergonomically friendly techniques. Once you’ve completed your training, you’ll be fully comfortable with creating gorgeous gel nails that your clients love. Plus, you’ll always have the ongoing support you need from your nailbasics family.

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